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Warm up: Hyderabad XI bowl out England XI for 219

Last updated on: October 8, 2011 19:43 IST

Warm up: Hyderabad XI bowl out England XI for 219

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England batsmen failed to get their acts together in the first warm-up game as Hyderabad XI bowled them out for 219 in only 47.2 overs on a low and slow Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium track in Hyderabad on Saturday.

England skipper Alastair Cook won the toss and elected to bat but none of their top-order batsmen save Ravi Bopara could force the pace against an unfancied Hyderabad attack.

Bopara top-scored with 73 from only 82 deliveries with the help of three boundaries and a six.

England were down in the dumps at 169 for seven before medium-pacer Chris Woakes contributed an useful unbeaten 46 to take the team's score past 200. He added 42 runs for the eighth wicket with Graeme Swann (18).


Image: England's Alastair Cook leaves the field after being dismissed by Anwar Ahmed of Hyderabad XI during the tour match
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Bopara made a crucial 73

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The top-four of the much vaunted England line-up disappointed on the day with Jonathan Trott making 7, skipper Alastair Cook scoring a run less than his opening partner.

Kevin Pietersen hit a couple of boundaries during his brief stay at the crease but could make only 16 before he was caught by Ashish Reddy off pacer Anwar Ahmed's bowling.


Image: Ravi Bopara hits a boundary during the tour match between England and Hyderabad Cricket Association XI
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Khader, Anwar Ahmed were the pick of the bowlers

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Ian Bell was dismissed by medium pacer Ashish after scoring only four runs.If right-arm seamer Anwar who grabbed three for 35 ran through the top-order, left-arm medium fast bowler Mohammed Khader three for 25 polished off the tail.

Ashish got a couple of wickets while Pagadala Naidu got one wicket.

Brief Scores: England XI 219 in 47.2 (Bopara 73, Woakes 46; Anwar Ahmed 3-35, M Khader 3-25)


Image: Graeme Swann is clean bowled during the tour match between England and Hyderabad XI
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